The California Native Plant Society is restoring nature one garden at a time by supporting and encouraging the use of California native plants throughout our public and private landscapes. Planting California natives can help save water, reduce maintenance and pesticide use, and invite beneficial pollinators. Restore a sense of place in your community, provide important habitat for our wildlife, and help us preserve our very special ecosystem.
Use these landscape design principles to turn your space into a sustainable habitat.
From the Blog
Inside a professional designer's mature native garden and her lessons on patience.
CNPS chapters each spring to host dozens of garden tours up and down the state. Thousands of Californians are able to tour real native gardens thanks to the generous hosts.
As Californians it’s our responsibility to use water wisely, and in our landscapes, California native plants offer both beautiful natural resource conservation and habitat benefits.